MI vs KXIP Dream11 Prediction: Defending Champions Mumbai Indians, who have won their last five encounters, are set to meet Kings XI Punjab, who have only two wins in 8 matches in Dubai tonight in what is the most mismatched contest of the tournament so far. Mumbai have been bullish in the way they have played and are only two wins away from a playoffs spot while their opponents in total have two wins, both coming against Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore. However, there is a Silver Lining for KXIP as a win will make them lose the dreaded 8th position as they will jump to No. 6 above Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals. MI will enter the stadium knowing they are clear favourites but also knowing the fact that they have never won a match in Dubai, a fact they would be desperate to change.
Indian Premier League Season 13
Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab
Date – Sunday, 18 October 2020
Time: 7:30 PM (IST); 6:00 PM (Local Time)
Venue – Dubai International Stadium, Dubai
Pitch Report: The average first-inning score in Dubai so far in IPL 13 has been 176 and we saw two successful run-chases last night which would mean that the team batting first would be eyeing to up the average score. Pitches tend to slow-up a bit in the second innings and captain winning the toss is likely to bat first.
Team News MI: Mumbai Indians have made only two changes so far in the entire tournament and one of them came in the last match where they brought in Nathan Coulter-Nile in place of James Pattinson. Coulter-Nile went for over 10 runs per over in the match but MI is likely to give him more matches considering it was his first match this season.
Team News KXIP: KXIP have made more changes in their squad than anyone in the tournament and knowing that they won their last game they may finally play a same team twice in a row. The inclusion of Chris Gayle had an immediate effect in the RCB game and KXIP management are likely to field the same side.
MI vs KXIP Dream11 Playing 11
MI Playing 11 (Predicted)
1 Rohit Sharma (capt)
2 Quinton de Kock (wk)
3 Suryakumar Yadav
4 Ishan Kishan
5 Hardik Pandya
6 Kieron Pollard
7 Krunal Pandya
8 Nathan Coulter-Nile
9 Trent Boult
10 Rahul Chahar
11 Jasprit Bumrah
KXIP Playing 11 (Predicted)
1 KL Rahul (capt, wk)
2 Mayank Agarwal
3 Chris Gayle
4 Nicholas Pooran
5 Glenn Maxwell
6 Deepak Hooda
7 Chris Jordan
8 M Ashwin
9 Ravi Bishnoi
10 Mohammed Shami
11 Arshdeep Singh
Quinton de Kock: The South African wicket-keeper batsman was a bit slow to start but is in prime touch now with three 50+ scores in his last four innings. What makes de Kock dangerous in MI vs KXIP Dream11 Today Match Prediction teams, and a must-have for you, is the pace at which he bats as he has scored over 100 runs in the middle overs at a strike rate of 177! It’s amazing considering how the teams are struggling in that part of their innings.
KL Rahul: Rahul is the proud current holder of the Orange Cap with 448 runs at a strike-rate of 133 even though his team is the current holder of the Wooden Spoon. Run-scoring has not been a problem at all for this stylist right-hander the problem has been the pace at which he scores and the amount of pressure he puts himself under in crunch situations. He is a good pick in MI vs KKR Dream11 Match Prediction.
Rohit Sharma: The Mumbai Indians leader scored a fluent 70 the last time these two teams met and set a solid foundation for his team’s win. Rohit has been a bit hot and cold in this tournament and would like to be more consistent now that we are moving in the business end of the tournament and going against the timid KXIP attach could be a perfect opportunity for him.
Nicholas Pooran: The West Indian dynamite has been sensation in this IPL and it’s a pity and a massive blunder from KXIP that he has only faced 121 deliveries in the tournament so far. In the little time he has got in the middle he has scored 218 runs at a phenomenal strike-rate of 180. Compare that to the balls his captain has faced and the strike-rate at which he has scored (336 balls, 133 strike-rate)!
Trent Boult: The Kiwi pacer has picked a wicket in every outing so far and in total has 12 wickets to his name. Out of those 12 wickets, 6 have come in the powerplay meaning he sets the game for MI and always provides them with that crucial breakthrough.
Chris Gayle: The Universe Boss finally had his first outing and he made an immediate impression scoring 53 which included 5 Sixes. Gayle is Mr. T20 and he can to what no one can do. He will be hoping to have a hit against MI Spinners, Krunal Pandya and Rahul Chahar, as they will get the ball coming into him, the line he likes to destroy.